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US Supreme Court ruling on assets amounts to theft: Iran


© AFP/File | US Marines search for victims on October 31, 1983 after a bomb attack on the headquarters of a US barracks in Beirut… 198 more words

Supreme Court decision “removes last remaining legal impediment” to releasing $2BN to victims of Iran terror

Supreme Court Allows Victims of Iranian Terror to Collect $2 Billion in Frozen Assets
by Staff
April 20, 2016

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 law that allows American victims of terrorism to collect damages from $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets, Bloomberg News… 118 more words

Israel & Middle East

U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan - WASHINGTON | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:31pm EDT

President Barack Obama’s bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. 220 more words

Point Of Interest

The Supreme Court refusing to hear a case


The power of the Supreme Court is a frequent topic of 45 mark questions (and one of my favourites!).

The SC gets around 8,000 cases put to it each year of which it only hears about 80. 187 more words

Obama's immigration plans in the hands of U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case on Monday probing the limits of presidential powers as the justices weigh whether President Barack Obama overstepped his authority with unilateral action to protect millions of people in the country illegally from deportation. 411 more words


Civil Rights vs. Religious Rights - You Decide...

The so called ‘bathroom law’ in North Carolina (otherwise known as HB2) has hit the headlines of late on this side of the pond, but state’s-side  a battle is shaping up across America over various pieces of legislation at state level that proponents argue protects religious beliefs while others argue are tools to discriminate. 340 more words